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Master Gardener: July chores in the garden

Jul 01, 2015 3:06am

The dog days of summer are July 3 to Aug. 11.

The Greeks, Romans and Egyptians believed that Sirius, the dog start, added its heat to that of the sun, causing the hot weather. Dog days are...

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House Calls: There are benefits to coffee

Mar 11, 2015 3:05am

I recently started drinking coffee. I didn’t realize I was doing something healthy until I did a little research.

Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that improve your health....

Potluck: Let’s try some Irish food

Mar 06, 2015 3:05am

We have a lot to look forward to in March.

Daylight saving time begins Sunday. March 20 marks the first day of spring, and St. Patrick’s Day is March 17.

You don’t have to be Irish to...

Potluck: It’s time for some Cajun food

Feb 26, 2015 3:05am

I was at an event on Saturday when I spied a man with green beads dangling down the back of his neck.

I thought to myself, “Mardi Gras was Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. So why am I...

Master Gardener: Things to do in the winter

Feb 25, 2015 3:06am

Winter checklist for gardeners, trees and shrubs: Fertilize in January, February or March. You can plant trees at this time if the ground isn’t frozen. If your area doesn’t receive sufficient...

Help with returns available

Feb 25, 2015 3:06am

The AARP TaxAide Foundation has received grants from VITA and TCE to allow volunteers to serve elderly and non-elderly taxpayers.

Tax assistance is offered at the Booneville Library, located...

Saturday’s Polar Plunge postponed

Feb 20, 2015 6:32am

The annual Polar Plunge, a fund raiser for Special Olympics, which was scheduled Saturday has been postponed until Saturday, Feb. 28.

It will take place at Cove Lake. Registration will begin...

Free help with filing tax returns available

Feb 18, 2015 3:06am

The AARP TaxAide Foundation has received grants from VITA and TCE to allow volunteers to serve elderly and non-elderly taxpayers.

Tax assistance was offered last Thursday and Saturday and...

Kindness matters

Feb 18, 2015 3:06am

A healthy dose of kindness matters.

This is one of my wife’s favorite saying and one that we should all live by daily. Have you ever done something for someone and not gotten something out...

Pretty girls and handsome guys taking the stage Saturday

Feb 18, 2015 3:06am

Some of PHS’s pretty girls and handsome guys will take the stage this Saturday night to vye for the title of 2015 Annual Queen and King. The pageant will take place Saturday, February 21, at 6 p.m...

Late February is a time for increased backyard bird feeding

Feb 18, 2015 3:06am

The arrival of February’s second half means birds around your place are scrambling. Many of their natural foods are either gone or in short supply. The birds could use a helping hand. Putting out...

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